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The Importance of Corporate Governance

Effective corporate governance can have a huge impact on a business. Although it can sometimes be dismissed as too dry and technical a subject, getting it right can in some circumstances be the difference between success and failure.

Our free guide explains why corporate governance is so important, key principles and important factors to consider when conducting a review, and much more besides.


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What Will You Learn in this eBook?

  • Why effective corporate governance is important

  • The steps involved in the corporate governance process

  • Key principles of a governance review and the steps involved

  • Important factors to consider

  • Industry-specific governance codes

  • How to manage stakeholders and conduct a consultation

  • The role of strategy in corporate governance

About the Author

Simon Johnson is one of the UK’s most respected strategy and corporate governance advisers. He has taken a central role in extremely complex governance reviews of leading sports organisations, such as the English Football Association (FA), the Rugby Football Union (RFU), and World Rugby. Each of these led to significant constitutional changes to these high-profile, multi-stakeholder organisations.

In addition, he has conducted governance reviews in a wide range of political, cultural and philanthropic charities — alongside a number of private companies, primarily in the Sports and Leisure industry.

Simon Johnson is an experienced NED and Chair for a wide range of organisations, including the Rugby Football League, the International Rugby League Ltd, Super League Ltd and is the CEO of the Jewish Leadership Council. He is also Chair of Sports Information Services, a leading supplier of betting services and content to the betting industry, and a Director of Iventis Ltd, a provider of collaborative software for the events industry, and is a Trustee of two charities.

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